Tirana International Film Festival 2012


call for fiction, documentaries, animation and experimental


Entries are invited to take part in competition in all formats of film, video and digital in the following categories – feature, short and the ART Television Film Festival (Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental). By entering a short film in the TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the filmmaker gives permission for their short work to be screened in the festival theatrically as well as on the NTV Television During a limited run as part of TIFF.


Films in competition must have been completed after September 2011. Feature films may not be shorter than seventy (70) minutes in length. Short films may not exceed thirty (30) minutes in length. A completed and signed entry form must be accompanied by an English language dialogue list. All entries, short or feature length, must be submitted on DVD for the purposes of preview. All non-English language films must be submitted with English subtitles. To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English language print/tape available. All films must be available for festival screening in the 35mm, Betacam SP (Pal only), Mini-DV or DVD. A separate entry form must be submitted for each film. Illegible or incomplete entry forms will not be accepted. There is no entry fee. Entries must be submitted by September 30, 2012.


All participants will be notified via e-mail and on the TIFF website approximately four weeks before the festival. Shipping instructions for films selected for competition will be included upon notification. The festival will pay for one-way shipping of all prints/tapes by forwarding them to their next destination approximately four weeks after the conclusion of the festival. All prints/tapes chosen to compete in the festival must arrive in Tirana, Albania by November 15, 2012 unless by prior arrangement to be delivered in person by the filmmaker.

Label the outside of the package: FOR FESTIVAL ONLY – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE

Do NOT courier tapes to Albania via EMS or other similar couriers, as you may be liable for duties which the festival will not pay. If this is done by the filmmaker, TIFF will return the tape/film at the cost to the filmmaker. Preview tapes/discs will not be returned.


All prints will be insured for the period that they are in the festival’s possession. In the case of loss or damage during this period, the festival is only responsible for the replacement value of the print. Only prints in perfect condition for projection will be accepted.

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